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Popularity Of Marvel Heroes In The Movies

17 August 2015 6:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Many people love comic books, and they especially love the Marvel characters. It seems that among comic book lovers around the nation and the world, the characters from Marvel are always the most popular. Why is that? A recent poll was taken in February to see who the most popular comic book characters were in the whole world, almost all of the top characters chosen were from Marvel comics. They always seem to top all of the other franchises in comic books.

Popularity in movies

You must know also then that these characters are popular in films as well. There are always numerous films based around these characters. From animated and live-action films to movies made for TV or direct to video releases, you can always seem to find them all over the place. People also love these characters in the gaming world, and you have surely seen them in »

- David Agnew

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D23: Watch 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'Doctor Strange' Panels

16 August 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 Expo 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, and now we have some of the highlights from this event. Possibly the most exciting thing to happen was the arrival of some of Marvel's biggest stars as they introduced Marvel Phase 3 for the first time. We have video direct from the convention center featuring a look at both Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, which will both be in theaters in 2016.

Kevin Feige led off the Marvel Cinematic Universe panel with a glimpse into the world of Marvel's Doctor Strange. It featured a video greeting by Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as the title character in this superhero movie, followed by a pre-production piece that offered fans a taste of the look and feel of the upcoming film, opening in U.S. theaters on »

- MovieWeb

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Stars And Filmmakers At Saturday’s D23 Expo 2015 Provide Star Wars And Pirates Of The Caribbean Surprises

15 August 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From Star Wars and Captain America to Pirates Of The Caribbean and Alice Through The Looking Glass, Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 Expo 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.

“It’s quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it’s tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We always have an incredible time at the D23 Expo.”

After welcoming the crowd to D23 Expo 2015, Horn introduced Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, and Sean Bailey, President »

- Michelle McCue

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Meet Marvel's newest hero: See Black Panther leap into action in Captain America: Civil War

13 August 2015 2:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marvel's newest hero Black Panther has been spotted leaping into action on the set of Captain America: Civil War.

Stunt performers for Captain America, Bucky and Black Panther were photographed in full costume filming a rooftop chase in Berlin as production continued on the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Chadwick Boseman will take on the role of Black Panther/T'Challa, ruler of the fictional African nation Wakanda. The character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 in July 1966.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently opened up about the decision to bring Black Panther into the Marvel world in Civil War.

A stunt double in full costume as Black Panther

"The reason we introduced him in Captain America: Civil War is because we needed a third party," he said. "We needed fresh eyes who wasn't embedded with the Avengers and who has a very »

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'Black Widow' and 'Chaos'

11 August 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ Marvel Comics' "Black Widow" #18, written by Nathan Edmondson and illustrated by Phil Noto, with covers by Noto and Olivier Coipel:

"...'Natasha' goes head to head with 'Chaos'.  But will she be able to bring down the unassailable 'Prophet'...?"

'Black Widow' was originally created for Marvel Comics by editor Stan Lee, scripter Don Rico and illustrator Don Heck, debuting in Marvel's "Tales of Suspense" #52 (April 1964).

The character has been associated with several superhero teams in the 'Marvel Universe', including the 'Avengers', the 'Defenders', the 'Champions', 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' and the 'Thunderbolts'.

Black Widow has also appeared in many other forms of media, including motion pictures "Iron Man 2", "The Avengers", "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and currently shooting "Captain America: Civil War", portrayed by actress Scarlett Johansson.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Black Widow'. »

- Michael Stevens

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Hollywood Can’t Seem to Crack Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’

7 August 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For years, the Fantastic Four immodestly bore the title “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine.” Introduced in 1961, the title ushered in the age of Marvel Comics, inaugurating the creative explosion of writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, which has been compared in musical terms to John Lennon and Paul McCartney during the Beatles’ heyday.

All of that makes the rather tortured history of the franchise onscreen, especially given the current ascent of comicbook blockbusters, all the more perplexing — most recently with Fox’s reboot “Fantastic Four,” which comes eight years after the last live-action “Fantastic Four” effort, a sequel subtitled “Rise of the Silver Surfer.”

Not only has the newest project been bludgeoned by critics, but the director, Josh Trank, responded by implying that the studio, 20th Century Fox, was responsible for its failings. Whatever the underlying truth, for comicbook fans it raises the specter of the bad old days, »

- Brian Lowry

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Hollywood Can’t Seem to Crack Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’

7 August 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For years, the Fantastic Four immodestly bore the title “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine.” Introduced in 1961, the title ushered in the age of Marvel Comics, inaugurating the creative explosion of writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, which has been compared in musical terms to John Lennon and Paul McCartney during the Beatles’ heyday.

All of that makes the rather tortured history of the franchise onscreen, especially given the current ascent of comicbook blockbusters, all the more perplexing — most recently with Fox’s reboot “Fantastic Four,” which comes eight years after the last live-action “Fantastic Four” effort, a sequel subtitled “Rise of the Silver Surfer.”

Not only has the newest project been bludgeoned by critics, but the director, Josh Trank, responded by implying that the studio, 20th Century Fox, was responsible for its failings. Whatever the underlying truth, for comicbook fans it raises the specter of the bad old days, »

- Brian Lowry

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To Better Know a Team: Fantastic Four

6 August 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 First Appearance

Fantastic Four #1, November 1961

Roll Call

Founding Members: Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards, who can stretch and contort his body to a superhuman degree), Invisible Woman nee Girl (Susan Storm Richards, who can create invisible force fields and turn herself and others invisible), Human Torch (Johnny Storm, who can generate intense heat and flames on command, which also enables him to fly), Thing (Ben Grimm, who was transformed into a massive rock-like creature with super-strength.)

Other Members: Crystal, Medusa, Luke Cage, Nova (Frankie Raye), She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel II (aka She-Thing), Ant-Man II (Scott Lang), Namorita, Storm, Black Panther.

The New Fantastic Four: Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine & Ghost Rider.

Headquarters

Traditionally, the Fantastic Four operate out of the top floors of the Baxter Building, a Manhattan skyscraper owned by Reed Richards (the lower flowers are rented out to tenants). After the original Baxter Building was destroyed, it was replaced by Four Freedoms Plaza, »

- Austin Gorton

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Marvel announces Kirby Monster Variants for October

21 July 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This October Marvel is set to celebrate legendary artist Jack Kirby’s Monster legacy with a series of Kirby Monster Variant covers across a selection of its monthly titles. Here’s an early look at the covers for Amazing Spider-Man #2, Doctor Strange #1, Guardians of the Galaxy #1 and Karnak #1…

 

“Before helping to create the Marvel Universe we all know and love, Kirby lent his genius to creating all manner of creatures for titles like Tales to Astonish, Journey Into Mystery, Strange Tales and more,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “We’re beyond thrilled to celebrate him and bring these characters back to the fore this October for the Kirby Monster Variant program.”

Here’s the full list of titles set for Monster Variants…

· A-Force #5 The Crawling Creature Variant by Marguerite Sauvage

· Avengers #0 Devil Dinosaur Variant by David Marquez

· All-New, All-Different Point One #1 Nezarr, the Calculator Variant by Paul Pope

· All-New Hawkeye »

- Gary Collinson

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Rudd Ant Hero Has Worst Marvel Cinematic Universe Domestic Debut to Date

20 July 2015 3:41 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Ant-Man': Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. 'Ant-Man' box office below expectations: Lowest Marvel Cinematic Universe domestic debut Starring Paul Rudd as a bug-like (sizewise) action hero, Ant-Man was expected to open with $60-$65 million from 3,856 U.S. and Canada locations this past weekend, July 17-19, '15. That didn't happen. A mere three days ago, Variety enthused that Ant-Man was "marching to a solid $65 million weekend at the U.S. box office." But instead of a $65 million domestic debut like those of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, Ant-Man bowed with a considerably more modest $57.22 million (down from the studio's $58.04 million Sunday estimate), including Thursday evening screenings. This latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry averaged a highly disappointing – especially for an McU entry with loads of steeper-priced 3D and IMAX / Pfl screenings – $14,841 per location. But really, why "highly disappointing"? Trailing 'The Incredible Hulk' Even taking into account the fact »

- Zac Gille

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"Ant-Man" - The Latest Buzz On 'The Wasp'

20 July 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Actress Evangeline Lilly aka 'Hope Van Dyne' in Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man", provides some updates about her character and 'The Wasp', who is a part of the new film:

"It’s going to be certainly a part of our Phase 3," said Marvel Studios Ken Feige about 'The Wasp'.

"It is going to be a very important moment (in 'Ant-Man') and — spoiler alert! — we see that suit for the first time, and her father now is finally giving it to her...

"...and realizes that he can’t hold her back from what is essentially her destiny. It's gonna' be a very big part of one of our upcoming films..."

"I was raised by two superheroes," said Lilly about her character, "so, I'm a pretty screwed up human being.

"I am also fairly capable, strong, and kick-ass, which is wonderful to play, but the most fun to play was just how »

- Michael Stevens

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‘Ant-Man’ Shows Power and Limits of Marvel Brand

19 July 2015 12:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ant-Man” demonstrates both the power of the Marvel brand and what can hold it back.

The film’s $58 million debut would have been a strong start for nearly any other company, but for Marvel, which has fielded a dizzying number of blockbusters, it is something of a disappointment. “Ant-Man’s” opening ranks below the numbers that films centering on Captain America, Thor and Iron Man put up during their launches. More importantly, it failed to top the $60 million domestically that most analysts predicted it would make this weekend.

There is a crucial difference, however, between “Ant-Man” and other superhero movies. In the Marvel universe, Ant-Man is more of a utility player than star attraction. Given the dubious pedigree, it’s doubtful that many other companies could have made a movie about a man with the powers of a household pest and enjoyed stronger results.

“The media expects a lot, maybe too much, »

- Brent Lang

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To Better Know a Hero: Ant-Man

16 July 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Real Name

Scott Lang

First Appearance

Avengers #181, March 1979 (Scott Lang)

Marvel Premiere #47, April 1979 (as Ant-Man)

Powers and Abilities

After repeated exposure to a gaseous form of size-altering Pym Particles, Scott Lang now possesses the innate ability to shrink in size at will. In addition to this superhuman ability, Lang is also an expert in electronics, and a passable thief.

Gadgets and Accessories

The helmet Lang wears as Ant-Man grants him the ability to communicate telepathically with ants and other insects, and is equipped with a sound amplification system so he can be heard when shrunk down. The helmet can also be sealed off to outside air, and carries a limited air supply of its own.

Before gaining the ability to shrink on his own, Lang kept a gaseous form of Pym Particles in the belt of his costume to facilitate his size changes.

Friends and Allies

Cassandra “Cassie” Lang (Stature, »

- Austin Gorton

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Sdcc ’15: New screenshots from ‘Lego Marvel’s Avengers’

13 July 2015 5:59 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Last weekend, during San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed brand new details and never-before-seen imagery and video from Lego Marvel’s Avengers, the first game to feature characters and storylines from Marvel’s The Avengers, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and more.

As part of the panel presentation, Comic-Con favourite Stan Lee took to the stage to discuss his involvement in Lego Marvel’s Avengers, including the reveal of his very own Iron Man armour and a Stan Lee-inspired Hulkbuster suit called the Stan-Buster! Other characters revealed during the panel include Sam Wilson as Captain America, America Chavez and the diabolical super villain Crossbones.

Lego Marvel’s Avengers will be available this winter on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, WiiU, Nintendo 3Ds and PC. Check out the new screenshots below:

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- Phil Wheat

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Hot Toys' 'Scarlet Witch'

12 July 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of Hot Toys' 1/6 scale collectible figure of 'Wanda Maximoff' aka 'Scarlet Witch', in the laser-scanned likeness of actress Elzabeth Olsen:

"...'Wanda Maximoff' first appeared in "X-Men" #4 (March 1964), created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The character has since starred in two self-titled limited series with husband the 'Vision' and appears as a regular team member in superhero title the 'Avengers'.

"In Marvel Comics, she was born a mutant, with the ability to alter reality in unspecific ways. She is the twin sister of 'Quicksilver' as well as the daughter of 'Magneto' and the paternal half-sister of Polaris.

Elizabeth Olsen portrays Scarlet Witch in a mid-credits scene in the Marvel Studios film 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and will reprise the role in the 2016 film 'Captain America: Civil War' as a part of the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'..."

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- Michael Stevens

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Sdcc: New characters images for Lego Marvel’s Avengers, including Iron Stan and the Stanbuster

12 July 2015 5:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following their presentation at the San Diego Comic-con International yesterday, Warner Bros. and Tt Games have released a selection of character images from the upcoming Lego Marvel’s Avengers, featuring Sam Wilson’s Captain America, Iron Man Hulkbuster, America Chavez’s Miss America and Crossbones, along with two original characters based on Marvel legend Stan Lee – Iron Stan and the Stanbuster!

See Also: Watch the trailer for Lego Marvel’s Avengers

 

During the panel, it was also announced that the likes of Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Thor (Jane Foster) and Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) will also feature among the 100+ playable characters in the game.

Lego Marvel’s Avengers will be available this winter for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, WiiU, Nintendo 3Ds and Windows PC.

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- Gary Collinson

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'Lego Marvel's Avengers' Debuts 2 Stan Lee Characters

11 July 2015 7:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. Interactive released new photos from their upcoming video game Lego Marvel's Avengers, which reveals some of the 100 characters fans will be able to play as. The studio has released new photos featuring Lego versions of Sam Wilson as Captain America, America Chavez, classic Crossbones, the Iron Man Hulkbuster armor, and two original characters based on Stan Lee, Iron Stan and the Stanbuster. Other characters such as Quicksilver, Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel, Jane Foster as Thor, and Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel will also be playable characters in the game.

Play as Earth's Mightiest Heroes in their quest to save the world while reliving some of the most amazing moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans will get to play during the famed Battle of New York between the Avengers and Super Villain Loki as seen in Marvel's The Avengers. This will be the first console video game featuring »

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Lego Marvel Avengers Game Gets These New Characters and Stan Lee Love

11 July 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment used San Diego Comic-Con 2015 to reveal six new characters that will be fully playable in the Lego Marvel Avengers video game a little later this year.

These aren't all your traditional new characters that have been plucked off the big screen or out of the pages of a Marvel comic. Yes some, like the Iron Man Hulkbuster armor, are definitely recognizable from Marvel Comics lore. Others were dreamed up by the developers of the game in conjunction with the input of Marvel legend Stan Lee.

In addition to the Hulkbuster, joining the Lego Marvel Avengers game character list are Sam Wilson as Captain America, America Chavez, Crossbones in his first comic outfit, and two characters paying homage to Stan Lee: the Stan-Buster armor and an Iron Man version of Stan Lee.

You can see all six of the Lego Marvel Avengers game new characters in the screenshots below. »

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The Future Of Marvel's Black Panther Comic

10 July 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

So far, we’ve seen comics for The Astonishing Ant-Man, a new Doctor Strange, and a new Captain Marvel. But what about Black Panther? All four heroes are getting their own movies within the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, Benedict Cumberbatch plays Stephen Strange, no one has been announced as Carol Danvers just yet, and Chadwick Boseman will make his debut as T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War. Considering the pattern of releasing comic arcs alongside film counterparts, what does the future of the Black Panther comic look like? During the Q&A portion of the Marvel’s All-New, All-Different Avengers panel at Comic-Con, one fan asked comic book editor Tom Brevoort about this glaring omission. Brevoort replied by saying that not all of Marvel’s post-Secret Wars titles have been announced, and that he would neither confirm nor deny a »

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Film Review: ‘Ant-Man’

8 July 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Marvel Cinematic Universe can be an awfully big, noisy and repetitive place to spend your time and money, but at its best, it can also allow for humor, whimsy and lightness of spirit — all qualities that come into play in “Ant-Man,” a winningly modest addition to the ever-expanding Disney/Marvel family. Though we can mourn the more stylish and inventive stand-alone caper we might have gotten from director Edgar Wright (who left the project over creative differences and was replaced by Peyton Reed), this enjoyably off-the-cuff franchise starter takes a cue from its incredible shrinking protagonist (played by a game Paul Rudd) and emerges with a smaller-scaled, bigger-hearted origin story than most comicbook heroes are typically granted. Insofar as it feels like a bit of a tonic next to this summer’s more bloated offerings, this July 17 Stateside release won’t reach the box office heights of the recent »

- Justin Chang

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